New York JFK Airport ROD 2

New York JFK Airport ROD 2

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY – New York: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services (WS) program and cooperating federal state and local agencies have completed a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) entitled, “Bird Hazard Reduction Program: John F. Kennedy International Airport”.  The SEIS updates and expands upon the 1994 Final Environmental Impact Statement, “Gull Hazard Reduction Program: John F. Kennedy International Airport”.  The analysis was prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Interiors’ Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service Gateway National Recreation Area, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  The agencies are providing the Final SEIS for public review at this time.

Bird collisions with aircraft (bird strikes) kill birds, damage aircraft and pose substantial risks to human safety.  The SEIS provides information on the nature of the bird strike hazard at JFK, reviews six alternatives for reducing bird strikes, and evaluates the environmental consequences of each alternative.  The alternatives analyzed include proposals to conduct bird hazard management activities on an off-airport, including areas within the National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area.  Proposed off-airport hazard management activities include Mute Swan, Double-crested Cormorant, blackbird, crow, Rock Pigeon and European Starling management within a 5-mile radius of JFK.  Actions to address risks from resident Canada Geese have been proposed for a seven-mile radius around JFK.   

OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC REVIEW 
FINAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
BIRD HAZARD REDUCTION PROGRAM: JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Interested parties may view the Final SEIS by clicking on the following links:

TITLE PAGE, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 - PURPOSE AND NEED FOR ACTION

CHAPTER 2 - THE INTEGRATED BIRD HAZARD MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT JFK and
CHAPTER 3 - ALTERNATIVES DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS

CHAPTER 4 - FEASIBILITY AND EFFICACY ANALYSIS and
CHAPTER 5 - AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT

CHAPTER 6 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF ALTERNATIVES and
CHAPTER 7 - MITIGATION AND MONITORING

APPENDICES A-H

 

The SEIS updates and expands on analyses in the 1994 Final Environmental Impact Statement
Gull Hazard Reduction Program: John F. Kennedy International Airport. 

Copies of the SEIS and FEIS may also be obtained by contacting:

State Director
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
1930 Route 9
Castleton, NY 12033-9653
Phone: (518) 477-4837
Fax: (518) 477-4899

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